Tools

Explanation


SamSamWater develops tools and methodologies which can support water and sanitation projects. This page gives an overview of the SamSamWater tools.

The SamSamWater tools are available for everyone, because we believe these tools can make water and sanitation projects in developing countries more successful.

If you have questions regarding the tools, or if you have suggestions for a new tool, please contact us!

SamSamWater Rainwater Harvesting Tool


Rainwater harvesting is an easy way to collect water during the rainy season and store it for use during the dry season.
Using this tool you can easily determine the optimum size of your rainwater harvesting reservoir.
There is also an Android App of the Rainwater Harvesting Tool available.
Created by: Sander de Haas
Date added: 2013
SamSamWater Rainwater Harvesting Tool

SamSamWater Climate Tool (precipitation & evaporation)


Local climate data is very important for water studies. However, climate data is not always available or accessible. The SamSamWater Climate Tool uses a worldwide dataset to estimate precipitation and evaporation anywhere on Earth.
Created by: Sander de Haas
Date added: 2010
SamSamWater Climate Tool (precipitation & evaporation)

SamSamWater Google Earth layers (opens in Google Earth)


A Google Earth layer file containing over 15 map layers that can be useful for the preparation, design and implementation of water projects. Contains maps on: topography, geology, elevation, meteorology, water features and more.
To open this file you need to have Google Earth installed.
Created by: Sander de Haas
Date added: 2012
SamSamWater Google Earth layers

Tutorial: Using free online data to determine catchment boundaries


This tutorial explains the possibilities of freely available worldwide elevation maps. Data from these maps can be used in hydrological projects, for example to determine catchment boundaries.
Created by: Sander de Haas
Date added: 2010-07-12
Tutorial: the use of free online data to determine catchment boundaries

SamSamWater UTM Zones Tool


The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system is a method of specifying locations on Earth.
When working with a GPS or maps based on the UTM-system, it is necessary to know in which UTM zone you are. This tool displays all UTM grid zones on a map, which enables you to find the correct zone.
Created by: Sander de Haas
Date added: 2010-08-09
SamSamWater UTM Zones Tool

Volume determination and extreme surface run off


Overview of methods to determine minimum, mean and maximum streamflow.
Created by: Dick Bouman
Date added: 2010-11-07
Volume determination and extreme surface run off